Index to Deeds and Registered Land Records: 7 Gloucester

The following is an index to Land Court certificates of title and property transfer deeds, easements, party wall agreements, and other agreements  recorded at the Suffolk County Deed Registry from the original land purchase to conversion of the building into condominium units. Mortgages, trust agreements, and other similar recorded documents are not included.  This index is intended as a guide only; actual deeds should be reviewed for details.

Certificates of Title
Date of Certificate Owner Certificate Document Book Page
14Jun1984 (date of deed 11May1984) 7 Gloucester Street Condominium C-71 380734 C-71 0
30Apr1976 Philip A. Daoust and Stephen A. McCabe 87707 328155 434 107
18Mar1959 Maurice E. Goldberg, trustee, M. E. Goldberg Charitable and Educational Trust 64930 237713 320 130
18Dec1953 Walter S. Gainey 57231 209636 282 31
01Mar1948 William A. Sargent 49567 181389 243 167
01Dec1943 Ray C. Johnson 43817 217 17
24Apr1941 Alma Vorland 40419 198 19
18Apr1941 George C. Lee, Sarah H. Watson, and George E. Millett, trustees for the benefit of Sarah A. Haskell 40401 198 1
Transfers of Land and Buildings
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
17Apr1941 Notice by Land Court of granting of petition to register 7 Gloucester George C. Lee, Sarah H. Watson, and George E. Millett, trustees for the benefit of Sarah A. Haskell 5914 41
26Dec1940 George C. Lee, Sarah H. Watson, and George E. Millett, trustees for the benefit of Sarah A. Haskell (notice of petition filed with the Land Court to register 7 Gloucester) George C. Lee, Sarah H. Watson, and George E. Millett, trustees for the benefit of Sarah A. Haskell 5888 61
03Aug1926 Edith I. Greer George C. Lee, Sarah A. Haskell, and Henry M. Hutchings, trustees for the benefit of Sarah A. Haskell (about to be married to Charles Morris Watson) 4823 481
29Jul1926 Sarah A. Haskell Edith I. Greer 4823 481
24Jun1899 James Barr Ames Elizabeth R. Haskell 2617 142
01Feb1873 Samuel T. Ames and Frederic H. Moore (corner lot with 49 foot 6 inch frontage on Gloucester and dwelling house) James Barr Ames 1144 269
Transfers of Unimproved Land: 3-5-7 Gloucester were built on a lot with a 112 foot frontage on Gloucester and a 54 foot frontage on Marlborough.  After they were built, the owners of the houses acquired a three foot wide strip at the rear of their properties, increasing the depth (east-west) to 57 feet.
Transfer of Unimproved Land: Lot with a 112 foot frontage on Gloucester and a 54 foot frontage on Marlborough.
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
01Feb1873 Martin S. Hall, Joseph Sawyer, and Edward C. Wilson, trustees under the will of Joshua Stetson (lot with 54 foot frontage on Marlborough) Samuel T. Ames and Frederic H. Moore 1144 267
20Apr1866 J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees (lot with 24 foot frontage) Joshua Stetson 1078 13
20Apr1866 J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees (lot at corner of Gloucester and Marlbroough with 30 foot frontage on Marlborough) Joshua Stetson 1077 263
29Jan1866 Boston Water Power Company J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees 871 183
Transfer of Unimproved Land: 3 foot wide lot between 7 Gloucester and 323 Marlborough
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
01Aug1873 Samuel T. Ames James B. Ames 1172 104
13Feb1873 William Gaston (lot with 48 foot frontage) Samuel T. Ames 1146 167
05Jun1869 Charles U. Cotting (lot with 48 foot frontage) William Gaston 968 33
20Apr1866 J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees (lot with 24 foot frontage) Charles U. Cotting 878 11
20Apr1866 J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees (lot with 24 foot frontage) Charles U. Cotting 878 9
29Jan1866 Boston Water Power Company J. Templeman Coolidge, Franklin Evans, and Charles Henry Parker, trustees 871 183
Transfer of 6 inch strip of land 22 feet wide with western half of the wall of 323 Marlborough, with stipulation that the wall shall be a party wall between 323 Marlborough and 7 Gloucester and subject to stipulations with respect thereto
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
25Aug1899 Mary E. Morss, wife of Charles A. Morss (owner of 323 Marlborough) Elizabeth R. Haskell (owner of 7 Gloucester) 2633 100
Release by owners of 323 Marlborough of right of drainage from the front gutters of 323 Marlborough through or over the house and land of 7 Gloucester
Date Party One Party Two Book Page
24Oct1899 Charles A. Morss and Mary E. Morss, his wife, in her own right (owner of 323 Marlborough) Elizabeth R. Haskell (owner of 7 Gloucester) 2647
Easement: The original deeds for the houses at 3-5 Gloucester included a three foot wide easement at the rear (east boundary) to provide passage and drainage to the alley for 3-5-7 Gloucester.  On August 1, 1873, after the houses were built, the owners acquired an additional three foot strip to the east, which also included an easement for passage and drainage, creating a six foot wide easement.  On the same day, the owners agreed to eliminate the earlier easement so that the passageway would be three feet wide at the eastern boundary of their property.
Agreement by owners of 3-5-7 Gloucester to reduce easement from 6 to 3 feet in width
Date Party One Party Two Party Three Book Page
01Aug1873 James B. Ames (owner of 7 Gloucester) John Burbank (owner of 5 Gloucester) Frederick H. Moore and James H. Reed (owners of 3 Gloucester) 1184 232
Transfers of three foot strip of land between 3-5-7 Gloucester and 323 Marlborough with three foot easement at 3-5 Gloucester to provide passage and drainage to the alley for 3-5-7 Gloucester
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
01Aug1873 Samuel T. Ames (3 foot by 40 foot strip of land at 3 Gloucester) Frederic H. Moore and James H. Reed 1172 105
01Aug1873 Samuel T. Ames (3 foot by 22 foot 6 inch strip of land at 5 Gloucester) John Burbank 1172 105
01Aug1873 Samuel T. Ames (3 foot by 49 foot 6 inch strip of land at 7 Gloucester) James B. Ames 1172 104
Transfers of land and buildings with three foot easement at rear (east boundary) of 3-5 Gloucester to provide passage and drainage to the alley for 3-5-7 Gloucester
Date of Deed Grantor Grantee Book Page
28Sep1874 Frederic H. Moore (one-half undivided interest, lot with 40 foot frontage and dwelling house at 3 Gloucester) James H. Reed 1310 62
23Jul1873 Samuel T. Ames (one-half undivided interest, lot with 40 foot frontage and dwelling house at 3 Gloucester) James H. Reed 1169 314
01Feb1873 Samuel T. Ames and Frederic H. Moore (lot with 22 foot 6 inch frontage and dwelling house at 5 Gloucester) John Burbank 1144 270
01Feb1873 Samuel T. Ames and Frederic H. Moore (lot with 49 foot 6 inch frontage and dwelling house at 7 Gloucester) James Barr Ames 1144 269